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My maps for D&D were rather more… schematic.
I always preferred folders in school. Three-ring binders seemed needlessly baroque, loud, and treacherous (I must have been pinched by one once, and have ever after been prejudiced against the entire race, like my grandfather who would never...

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We'll give it a Troi.
We're big Star Trek fans here at PT HQ high atop Mount Hexmap -- just look at the three-dimensional chess set that Clancy and Neumann have ginned up out of old juice boxes and gruel bowls down in the Writers' Dungeon.

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Spider been working out
Square Enix aren't dumb, so when we (among many others) raved ourselves silly over Hitman GO last year they immediately set out to give us more of what we liked.

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I'll never let go, Jens
One of my favourite trailers of 2014 was just thirty seconds of sinister whispers and near-subliminal flashes of ancient Nordic runes -- a sort of short horror film for Scandinavian ASMR types.

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Of the endless *what*?
If you had scooted all the way out to the edge of your seat in anticipation of tonight's releases, you maybe should scoot back a little. The long-awaited Galactic Keep was originally meant to make its debut tonight, but creator Rob Lemon told...

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Somebody needs to tell this guy playing the Reds about the traditional Turn 1 Iran coup.
I've been ten toes down to see Playdek's in-development digital edition of Twilight Struggle for months now, but the California studio is keeping a tight lid on the project.

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The circle is complete
It seems hard to imagine, but Galaxy Trucker is going to get better. At Gen Con, Czech Games Edition talked about their future plans for Galaxy Trucker and it involved bringing material from the cardboard expansions into the digital realm.

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I'm not familiar with London, are Nyppleston and Bumford real places?
One of our most anticipated games of 2015 is Antihero from developer Tim Conkling, a 4X game set in Victorian London in which you control a thieves guild of cutthroats and urchins.

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I'm more of an Arthur C. Clarke fan.
Even though it's not due to hit our iPads until September, HexWar's Nuts! has already been declared the best named game of 2015 by my 12 year-old son.

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For the habitual voyeur of what is known as parklife.
We've burned a few thousand words lighting effigies of formerly respectable game franchises that went free-to-play -- we should be giving equal time to devs who are still fighting for the good guys.

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